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Lorna Cleland

    Lorna M. Cleland, age 89 of York, NE, died Tuesday, November 21, 2023 in York. She was born on July 3, 1934 to Ben and Violet Rutt in Franklin, NE. On August 31, 1963, she was united in marriage to Marvis Cleland in Campbell, NE.

    Lorna was a York area teacher for over 30 years. An active member of the First Presbyterian Church in York, she belonged to The Session at the church. She was instrumental in building the library at First Presbyterian Church and served as president of P.W. at church. She was also a member of P.E.O. Chapter A. Lorna loved her family and was an avid reader.

    She is survived by her son Lael Cleland of Lincoln, NE, her daughter Dacia (Brad) Kilgore of Grenada, MS, former daughter-in-law Stephanie Jaynes of Lincoln, her grandchildren include Kiann Cleland of Lincoln, Lynsey Kilgore of Grenada, and Owen Cleland of Lincoln. Step-granddaughter Makayla (Ronnie) Roach of Tillatoba, MS, and Step-great grandchildren Evie Roach and Wiley Roach both of Tillatoba, and special friends Konda (Bob) Cooper of York.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 24, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church in York with the Reverend Ron Wakeman officiating. Graveside services will then be held 3:30 pm Friday at Elwood Cemetery in Elwood, NE. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Nebraska Children’s Home.

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